Warning to anyone who has a Motability car and has had an accident! I got a call this morning from (allegedly!) Royal Sun Alliance Motability to tell me the driver who hit my car up the back had admitted liability and that I was entitled to a minimum of £1500 each for me and my son who was with me when it happened! they had all the details of the accident and said all I needed to do was to sign a form and see a doctor to tell him how it affected us and the money would be ours!!! sounded too good to be true so called RSA motability and its a scam they dont know how they got my details but be warned people.
If it happens to you call the real RSA Motability as they are investigating!! Some sick people in this world and they know we are disabled or we wouldnt have a motability car in the first place!
take care and be well Cheryl XXX
It’s unethical (in my opinion), however not a “scam” as such. They’re just trying to drum up business for a claims management company, who would pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf, with a view to a cut of the proceeds. There is absolutely nothing to stop you suing, if you wanted to, and nothing to stop you doing it through one of these ambulance-chasing companies.
They probably did get your details, and those of the accident, from the bona fide insurers, for a referral fee! There’s talk of making these referral fees illegal, because the increased number of petty claims they generate is pushing up insurance costs for everyone.
You can read a Guardian article about it here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/sep/09/ban-referal-fees-curb-rise-insurance-costs
So you haven’t been targetted by a “scam” as such. It’s just a sales person for a company that makes money out of suing for minor accidents. Exactly the same kind you see advertising on daytime TV, saying: “Have you had a slip, trip, or fall at work in the last three years?” All perfectly legal, at present - just not particularly nice.